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Disgraced George P Bush's tRump swag..


Scott Braddock
"I missed out on the @georgepbush swag yesterday:
The koozie says "this is the only Bush that likes me. This is the Bush that got it right. I like him" - Donald Trump #txlege

All Bushes should be asked whether they believe the Big Lie.

Looking for statistics on deportation during tRump, & the current lack of job seekers

I've found that approx 6 million immigrant/migrant workers were impacted due to the COVID shut down i.e. job.losses due to businesses closing etc, & also due to tRump's sevre deportation/migrant policies.

My question is more about the current job conditions.
How many of the many current job openings are now due to loss of deportation or immigration stalls.

Just looking for an approximate number when considering why service employers are now facing a difficult time with re-staffing as businesses re-open.

Yes, wages are an issue, however the question remains, "Where did all the workers go?"

I believe a large majority of various service workers were deported/threatened or the stoppage of immigration under tRump.

Anyone know of a resource to show the numbers for that particular demographic?


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Dire Straits * Money for Nothing - 1985

From 1985, "Brothers in Arms" album

February 1850, POTUS Zachary Taylor, "Persons taken in rebellion against the Union, he would hang ..."


In February 1850, POTUS Zachary Taylor, in a conference with southern leaders who threatened secession, told them that if necessary to enforce the laws, he personally would lead the Army.
Persons “taken in rebellion against the Union, he would hang … with less reluctance than he had hanged deserters and spies in Mexico.”
He never wavered. “Old Rough & Ready” Zachary Taylor was one tough S.O.B.

Yet another sighting at Le Diplomate


Just leaving this here. Flashback pic.

For those who trash the Democratic Brand... just leaving this here:


Just FYI

People who think the Democratic leadership needs to "do more" or "play hardball":

What exactly do you want them to do?

Be specific, and be sure to look up the rules and procedures for your suggestion before you reply.
People trashing “Democrats” are doing the GOP’s messaging work.

If you want to call out specific people (Schumer, Sinema, Manchin, etc), that makes more sense.

“Democrat” is a brand - and the vast bulk of Dems in elected office are doing amazing work.

Just be more specific.

EDNY: RU Cybercriminal Convicted of Defrauding Millions via Digital Advertising Scheme

It's the "How he did it" that is chilling.
We're just a bunch of sittin' ducks

From EDNY.

Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of New York
Friday, May 28, 2021

Russian Cybercriminal Convicted of Defrauding American Companies of Millions of Dollars Through Digital Advertising Scheme
Aleksandr Zhukov Boasted He Was the “King of Fraud”

Aleksandr Zhukov took an old-fashioned fraud into cyberspace to steal millions of dollars from unsuspecting victims.
But his guilty verdict, and the meticulous work of the prosecutors from the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York, highlights the vigilance of our NYPD detectives and law enforcement partners in tracking wrongdoers into the digital frontier,” stated NYPD Commissioner Shea.

The internet is, in large part, freely available to users worldwide because it runs on digital advertising: website owners display advertisements on their sites and are compensated for doing so by intermediaries representing businesses seeking to advertise their goods and services to real human customers. In general, digital advertising revenue is based on how many users click or view the ads on those websites.

As proven at trial, Zhukov used computer programming and infrastructure spread around the world to exploit the digital advertising industry through fraud.
He and his co-conspirators represented to others that they ran legitimate companies that delivered advertisements to real human internet users accessing real internet webpages.
In fact, Zhukov and his co-conspirators faked both the users and the webpages: they programmed computers they controlled to load advertisements on fabricated webpages, via an automated program, in order to fraudulently obtain digital advertising revenue. The victims included The New York Times, The New York Post, Comcast, Nestle Purina, the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, and Time Warner Cable.

The evidence at trial established that between September 2014 and December 2016, Zhukov carried out his digital advertising fraud scheme through a purported advertising network called Media Methane.
Media Methane had business arrangements with other advertising networks whereby it received payments in return for placing advertising placeholders (“ad tags”) on websites. Rather than place these ad tags on real publishers’ websites, however, Media Methane rented more than 2,000 computer servers housed in commercial datacenters in Dallas, Texas, and Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and used those datacenter servers to load ads on fabricated websites, “spoofing” more than 6,000 domains.

To create the illusion that real human internet users were viewing the advertisements loaded onto these fabricated websites, the defendants programmed the datacenter servers to simulate the internet activity of human internet users: browsing the internet through a fake browser, using a fake mouse to move around and scroll down a webpage, starting and stopping a video player midway, and falsely appearing to be signed into Facebook. Zhukov leased more than 650,000 Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses, assigned multiple IP addresses to each datacenter server, and then fraudulently registered those IP addresses in the names of U.S. companies like Comcast and Time Warner Cable to make it appear that the datacenter servers were residential computers belonging to American internet users who were subscribed to various residential internet service providers.

In discussing the scheme with a co-conspirator, Zhukov boasted about the money he would earn and referred to himself as the “king of fraud.”
As a result of this elaborate scheme, the defendant falsified billions of ad views and caused businesses to pay more than $7 million for ads that were never actually viewed by real human internet users. Zhukov was arrested in Bulgaria in November 2018 and extradited to the United States in January 2019.

The government’s case is being handled by the Office’s National Security and Cybercrime Section.

HRC 2016 on her Supreme Court goals. Oct 19, 2016

Hillary Clinton on Wednesday described her goals for Supreme Court appointments, highlighting how her potential administration would differ from Donald Trump's.

"Clinton said she wanted justices who would defend women's rights, back LGBT rights, support Roe v. Wade and reverse the Citizens United decision and its ability to funnel dark money into elections.
Clinton said she wanted a court to "stand on the side of the people" rather than wealthy donors and corporations

*"Trump said his court would prioritize the right to bear arms and said he would appoint judges who would reverse Roe v. Wade, the decision that protects a woman's right to abortion."

How in the world was backing HRC even a choice to question, for the future security of Women & Human Rights, that generations had clawed their way through a political path to recognization.

The Supreme Court.
Hillary Clinton's record on Human Rights was long & solid.
Those who took for granted the rights they enjoyed yet failed to hear or head the warnings in 2016, carried forward the threat of losing it all today.

Shame on them all as they now clutch those lovely pearls & gasp at the possibility of losing our hard fought rights.
Those who waved away HRC's warnings now speak as though THEY WE NEVER WARNED OF WHAT A LOSS TO HUMAN RIGHTS WE NOW FACE.

I hear them on MSM, read their pleas on social media & we'll the all hear their carefully worded cries for solidarity on the the next campaign trail.

Truth is, Women & Human Rights were simply allowed to slip away because they never ever listened when the warnings were all around them.

Now it's a issue for them? NOW?
I am sickened by what the foolish gave away.

~end rant

"January 6 was an inside job." The Lincoln Project

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